|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-19-2010 03:11 AM||2522 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
A few months ago I met this woman at a craft fair that sells 4×6 pictures of metal pieces around Baltimore that resemble letters. She has several full alphabets of them and they are really cool. For a better description go to http://www.irononthewall.com/
When she asked my wife if we needed a frame my wife said “No, my husband can make me one”.
“Really? Would you be willing to make me some as well?” One thing led to another – I did a couple dozen for her a month or so ago with no problems. This was the result – an order for 156 frames! As you can see these are no ordinary picture frames – some of them are over four feet long and have as many as 15 pieces in each one!
The last picture you see is a cut list that consisted on only a quarter of the complete job!
When I realized the hours I would need to put into this I made a call to my brother and we both got working – it took over 50 hours of work to pull this off, but the results are really impressive – that is one large pile of frames!
Here’s some stats:
986 Individual Openings
1454 Separate Pieces
2 Gallons of Paint
I don’t really think I’m going to be able to take on a job of this size again – it just leaves NO time for any other woodworking. It was nice to know it could be done though!
I really respect all of you doing this type of stuff for a full-time job though!!!!!
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com